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Chris Conte gets $1.5 million from Buccaneers, could be as much as $2.5 million

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Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' handed out a lot of contracts over the past week, but we've barely seen any contract details. Thankfully, Aaron Wilson is here to help us out with Chris Conte's deal.

That's basically what a solid backup gets paid, or a very low-end starter. While this is hardly a commitment to Conte as a significant part of the Bucs' defense, the $1 million in guaranteed salary means he's likely to be on the roster for the entire season -- and if he gets a lot of playing time, the total value may grow to up to $2.5 million. That'd be a pretty hefty sum for a starter.

The former Chicago Bears safety is not someone you ideally want to gain a lot of playing time, though there's a decent chance that's exactly what will happen this year.